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Historic Arkansas Museum

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200 E. 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
501-324-9351 https://www.arkansasheritage.com/historic-arkansas-museum/historic-arkansas-museum-home

February 2023

Evenings with History, “The New Madrid Earthquakes, the Quapaw Nation, and Little Rock”

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Free

Join us for a special guest lecture by Dr. Jonathan Hancock of Hendrix College. The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12 were the strongest temblors in the North American interior in at least the past five centuries. Drawn from the book Convulsed States: Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), this talk will focus on the earthquakes’ consequences in the Quapaw Nation’s homelands, where U.S. settlers and speculators used land certificates from U.S. disaster…

March 2023

Evenings with History, “Teaching History in Polarized Times”

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Free

In this talk, Professor Kristin Mann examines the contentious nature of history and social studies education, particularly in light of recent legislation attacking the 1619 Project, critical race theory, and the teaching of “divisive concepts.” How do we prepare teachers to educate the next generation of citizens? How does teaching history today compare with teaching history in other polarized times and places?

April 2023

Evenings with History, “Concepts of Citizenship in Zones of U.S. Control, 1900-1950”

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Join us for a lecture by Professor Charles Romney. The United States Supreme Court established a limited set of rights for people living in America’s new overseas empire between 1898 and 1922. Recent cases involving prisoners at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and migrants from Latin America have renewed interest in the debate over rights for non-citizens during that period and after, and has prompted research on alternative ideas of “concepts of citizenship” for people living in zones of…

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